Dressmaking for Beginners (evening) Course

Dressmaking for beginners

About this course

Our dressmaking course for beginners is the perfect way to learn the basics of dressmaking and garment construction. With the help of our experienced instructor, you will learn the fundamentals of pattern reading and cutting, fabric selection, how to measure correctly, as well as the proper use of sewing machine to sew seams, hems, zips, pockets and buttonholes. On this course, you will have the opportunity to create a simple garment from start to finish using your own (shop bought) pattern. We will also provide instruction on ways to make small modifications to the patterns if required.

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to create a custom garment to fit your body, style, and personality. Whether you are a complete beginner or already have some sewing knowledge, this course is sure to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Topics covered: Understanding a sewing machine; learning to sew seams, hems, zips, pockets and buttonholes and finish garments professionally.

Skills to be learnt: Using a sewing machine; How to sew seams, hems, zips, pockets and buttonholes; Learn how to finish garments professionally.

You will need to bring:

*Fabric (outer, lining, interlining/ interfacing, etc)

Sewing thread

*Buttons, fasteners and trims.

*Sewing pattern(s) in an appropriate size.

*These items won’t be needed in the first session, so learners can wait until the course starts to select these things if they would rather wait for some guidance.

The sewing room has everything else you will need, but you may wish to bring your own basic sewing kit (scissors, hand sewing needles, unpicker, etc)